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Want a Smile on Your Face? Live in This US City

Fremont, Calif., has been dubbed America's happiest city

(Newser) - To live your best, happiest life, pack up and head to either California … or the Dakotas. That's WalletHub's take, based on the cities it found are happiest, with the Golden State claiming four cities in its top 10 and North and South Dakota taking a total of... More »

The 10 Greenest Cities in the US

San Francisco comes out on top

(Newser) - Which US cities do best at promoting eco-friendly lifestyles? To answer that question, WalletHub looked at the 100 biggest cities in the country and compared 22 "green" indicators, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions and clean-energy policies to urban agriculture, water quality, number of commuters, and "green" job opportunities.... More »

This Is the Most Stressed US City

Take a deep breath, Newark

(Newser) - Looking for a business opportunity? Consider opening a massage parlor in Newark, NJ, where residents appear to be the most stressed in the country. WalletHub looked at 30 stress indicators as they relate to work, money, family, and health to come up with the most and least stressed cities in... More »

Happiest Cities Are Mostly in One State

8 of top 10 are in sunny California: WalletHub

(Newser) - Life in sunny California sure is sweet, according to WalletHub . Based on factors such as emotional and physical well-being and income and employment, the site has compiled a list of the happiest cities in the country—and ones in California dominate the upper ranks. The top 10, with "happiness... More »

Jehovah's Witnesses Must Pay $21M in Molestation

Church kept member's history of abuse secret

(Newser) - A California jury says the Jehovah's Witnesses must shoulder part of the blame for the alleged molestation of a girl by one of its members. The jury's verdict orders the religious group to pay a record $21 million in punitive damages to the victim, now 26, reports MSNBC... More »

Neb. City Suspends Law That Bans Renting to Illegals

Fremont law on hold until court challenges resolved

(Newser) - A law banning residents from hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants has been suspended by the city council of Fremont, Neb., days before it was to take effect. Council members voted 8-0 to suspend the controversial, voter-approved law until lawsuits challenging it are resolved, to save the city money... More »

Nebraska Town Bans Renting to Illegals

Fremont passes tough new immigration law

(Newser) - Residents of Fremont, Nebraska have voted for a law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of town. The law, which bans hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, passed a referendum of the town's 25,000 people 57% to 43%. The ACLU has promised an immediate challenge to the law,... More »

Nebraska Town Votes on Tough Immigration Law

Ballot measure would ban employing or renting to illegals

(Newser) - Angered by an influx of Hispanic workers drawn by jobs at local meatpacking plants, voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont will decide today whether to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.The vote will be the culmination of a two-year fight that saw proponents collect enough... More »

Live on the California Air: Upstart Afghans

Shoestring budget aside, Noor TV's moguls lift off

(Newser) - An estimated half a million Americans have tuned into Afghan-only Noor TV since its launch about a month ago. That it was started by three 20-something brothers who shrugged off market research and dodged politics hasn’t killed the buzz yet, they claim. But it is running in the red... More »

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